“Yesterday I was a union thug…”

Thanks to Fred Klonsky for this gem…

Hurricane Sandy Stories

The superstorm that hit the Tri-State Area this past week is one that none of us will forget any time soon.  Some of us lost power, some of us did not.  Certainly many of us have suffered damage to their property.  Hopefully all of our members and their families are safe. If you have a …

No School on Thursday, November 1st

As per comsewogue.org there is NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.  Stay safe!

No School on Wednesday

As per news12.com and Comsewogue School Board President John Swenning’s Facebook post, THERE IS NO SCHOOL IN COMSEWOGUE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31st.  Stay Safe!

No school Monday or Tuesday

As per BOE President John Swenning, there will be no school on Monday or Tuesday.

Pearson Shuts Down 1.5 Million Teacher & Student Blogs

Pearson, the textbook company who is famously close with our beloved Governor Cuomo, has recently shut down nearly 1.5 million teacher and student blogs because one of the teachers using Edublogs had illegally posted the 20 question, 279 word Beck’s Hopelessness Scale in a 2007 blog post.   The 38 year old document is being sold by Pearson for …

Don’t forget the signs!

Bring signs to Thursday’s rally!

Thursday’s Rally

Here is a story from the Port Jefferson Patch about this Thursday’s Educate NY Now! rally at JFK.  A few notes for PJSTA members about the rally: EVERY PJSTA member should be there!  You are more than welcome to bring your children. Bring signs.  Anything about the tax cap or how testing and the evaluation …

A Couple of Interesting Reads

This article dealing with why Wall Street wants to get their hands on public education. This Washington Post article on how test based teacher evaluations hurt students.

Educate NY Now! Rally

Educate NY Now! hosted a rally attended by roughly 100 educators and community members yesterday in front of the Dennison Building on Veterans Highway in Hauppauge.  Thank you to Christine Hegyi, Laurie Tilmont, Debbie Rosenquist, Tony Sylvain, Nicole Taormina, Mark Karwoski, and Brian St. Pierre for representing the PJSTA at the rally.